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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:56 pm 

List of promoters around Ireland (North and South) catering for metal and associated genres. Please post any additions using the format below.

Still looking for Waterford, Kilkenny, Drogheda, Navan.

There is also a list of annual events further down.

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PROMOTERS
Location and contact details.

Location: BALLYCLARE
Promoter: Phil Horner (Comrades Rock Club/Conjuring Fate)
Venue: Comrades Rock Club (Comrades Social Club)
Genres: From rock to metal.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/ComradesRockClub
E-mail: contact info on page

Location: BALLYMENA
Promoter: DRC
Venues Used: The Diamond Rock Club
Genres: Mostly Classic Rock
Web: http://www.facebook.com/thediamondrockclub
E-Mail: derwin.mcfarland [at] btopenworld.com
Notes: Promoter of local acts, national and international touring bands that'll fit into a 200 capacity venue.

Location: BELFAST
Promoter: The Distortion Project
Venues Used: Limelight Complex, Voodoo, Auntie Annies
Genres: Metal of all shades
Web: http://www.thedistortionproject.com
E-Mail: the_distortion_project@hotmail.com
Notes:Promoter of local acts, national and international touring bands of all sizes. Organiser of rocKD - a weekly event (every Saturday) highlighting the best in metal bands of all sizes, from home and abroad.

Location: BELFAST
Promoter: Down by Law
Venues Used: Auntie Annies, The Menagerie, The Pavilion, Ma Nelsons (defunct)
Genres: Punk, Metal, Noise, Garage Rock, Electronica
Email: downbylawp@yahoo.co.uk
Notes: Promotes local and international touring bands. All genres welcome.

Location: BELFAST
Promoter: The Warzone Collective
Venues Used: The Warzone Centre
Genres: Mainly Metal, Hardore, Punk and Hard Rock, but all genres are welcome
Web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warzone-g ... 9134364054
E-Mail: warzonegigcollective [at] riseup [dot] net
Notes: Runs all manner of gigs in a small B.Y.O.B venue. Very supportive of international and local touring bands.

Location: CASTLEBAR
Promoter: Finbar Hoban
Venues Used: Ruby Room, TF Royal Theatre
Genres: Rock, Metal, Alternative/Indie, Electronica
Website: http://www.finbarhobanpresentsfacebook.com
E-mail: finbarhoban@yahoo.ie, finbarhoban@gmail.com
Notes: Finbar has given metal bands support slots to the likes of Adebisi Shank & And So I Watch You From Afar, and has helped to put on various other metal gigs with acts such as Shardborne, Blaze Bayley, Trenches, Ilenkus, Them Martyrs, On Pain of Death, Weed Priest.

Location - CLONMEL
Promoter - Colin Bolger
Venue - The Piper Inn, Upper Gladstone St
Genres - metal, rock, punk, H/C, acoustic etc
Web - http://www.facebook.com/ThePiperInn
Email - pittn13@gmail.com
Notes - venue's number is 052 6121161, run by Paul White.
Stephen McGrath from Crowblackchicken organised the Bellybang festival there recently, though Stephen Bowes generally organises the gigs there. Has had a lot of bands from Belfast down (Axis Of, Window Seats etc), as well as from Limerick (Shardborne, Three Hour Ceasefire etc).

Location: CORK
Promoter: Mike McGrath-Bryan, Drop-d
Venues Used: Fred Zeppelin's, Cyprus Avenue (and other venues for acoustic/drone/non-loud gigs).
Genres: Metal, post-rock, punk/hardcore, noise/drone
Web: http://www.drop-d.ie (gig listings and review material welcome here too)
E-Mail: zenarcadian@gmail.com
Notes: Deals with local, national and international touring bands. Promoter/blogger/journalist of almost five year's experience. Supportive of Irish metal with regular articles and news on Irish metal on the site, a monthly night at Fredz, as well as spot shows should bands need them. Several gig announcements soon for Autumn/Winter for Fredz and Cyprus Avenue, including the already on-sale Every Time I Die (Oct 20th) and more due next week. Open to everything, PM for list of bands worked with.

Location: DERRY CITY
Promoter: Hago
Venues Used: Masons, The Castle, Nerve Centre
Genres: Rock, Metal, Alternative, Hardcore/Punk
Website: http://www.facebook.com/MasonsRocks
E-mail: masonsrocks at gmail.com

Location: DUBLIN
Promoter: Beyond Decay Productions
Venue: Dublin City Centre Venues
Genres: Extreme Metal
Website: https://www.facebook.com/beyond.decay
E-mail: Contact via Facebook page or Dublindeathmetal@gmail.com
Notes: Organizer behind the annual Day Of Decay event

Location: DUBLIN
Promoter: Matt Casciani
Venue: Fibber, The Pint
Genres: Classic Doom/Sludge/Stoner/Heavy Psych/
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mother-Fuzze ... 2723982340
E-mail: motherfuzzersball@gmail.com
Notes: The Mother Fuzzers Ball is a monthly gig in Dublin which specializes in stoner, classic doom, sludge, heavy psyche. Not really a promotion company but a collective of bands working together. We occasionally host underground European bands.

Location - ENNIS
Promoter - Near Zero
Venue - Brandons Bar
Genres - Anything alternative
web - n/a
email - near_zero@hotmail.com
notes - Not running gigs all that often.

Location: GALWAY
Promoter: USvsThem / Galway DIY Gig Collective
Venues Used: Richardsons, Sally Longs, Roisin Dubh, Kellys, The Cellar and more....
Genres: Most types of Hardcore, metal, punk.
E-Mail: usvsthemgalway@yahoo.ie or PM me here.
Notes: Organising gigs in Galway for over 10 years. Used to do way more but due to loads of reasons I'm not doing that many any more. Gigs are quieter, other people are organising gigs as well, metal heads still not coming to heavy gigs.... I don't really do big bands very often. The ones I have done in the past were personal favourites of mine or quick cash makers.

I like to pay bands their costs (petrol, tolls etc) at least which is why I can't always get out of town bands on all bills. I think a bands costs is the very least a promoter should pay a band unless it is specifically agreed otherwise beforehand. If I don't reply to an email/message it could be one of many reasons. Nothing personal. Sometimes I do reply at a later date when circumstances may have changed.

I don't organise gigs for bands with crappy attitudes or shitty ideologies.
I'm also into the whole gig swapping with other similar bands to those I play in.

Location: GALWAY
Promoter: HexenHaus Promotions
Venues Used: The Cellar
Genres: Doom, Sludge, Stoner, Hard Rock, Heavy Psychedelic, etc.
Web: https://www.facebook.com/HexenHausPromotions
E-Mail: hexenhauspromo@gmail.com

Location: LIMERICK
Promoter: Bad Reputation
Venues Used:The Blind Pig, Limerick. Dolans Upstairs/Warehouse, Limerick
Genres: Metal, Hardcore, Hard Rock
Web: http://www.facebook.com/badreputation.ireland
E-Mail: badreplive (at) gmail.com
Notes: Run regular gigs in The Blind Pig, and run larger/touring bands and festivals in Dolans Upstairs and Dolans Warehouse. Always happy to try and help bands with a gig in Limerick.

Location - SLIGO
Promoter - Jasper/ Poo promotions
Venues - Adelaide Bar
Genres - Punk, Hardcore, Metal
Web - http://www.poopromotions.com
Email - jaspermckatt@hotmail.com
Notes - DIY promoter, glad to help international touring bands, usually only 2 gigs per month.

Location: TRALEE
Promoter: Hear the Noise Promotions
Venues Greyhound Bar
Genres Metal/Hardcore/Punk/Alternative - everything
Web: http://www.facebook.com/HearTheNoisePromotions
Email: hearthenoisepromotions@gmail.com
Notes: Recently (2013) established. Run gigs for all sorts of bands including metal.

And here is a map of the current locations: http://tinyurl.com/clur3mz

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ANNUAL EVENTS
(festivals, all-dayers etc)

Event: BELLY BANG
Location: Clonmel
Dates: Late August (23rd/24th in 2013)
Genres featured: Metal/Hardcore/Punk etc
Booking Contact/Process: http://bellybang.com/submissions/
Website: http://www.bellybang.com
Notes: Annual two day indoor festival featuring Irish acts.

Event: SIEGE OF LIMERICK
Location: Limerick
Dates: Normally April and October
Genres featured: Metal/Hardcore
Booking Contact/Process: badreplive (at) gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/SiegeofLimerick
Notes: Bi-annual (April/October) free indoor festival running since 2008. Features Irish and international acts across two stages.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:36 pm 

might be some useful info in this thread > http://thumped.com/bbs/showthread.php?8 ... in-ireland


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:01 am 

Here's the Bad Reputation info


Location: Limerick
Promoter: Bad Reputation
Venues Used: The Blind Pig, Limerick. Dolans Upstairs/Warehouse, Limerick
Genres: Metal, Hardcore, Hard Rock
Web: http://www.facebook.com/badreputation.ireland
E-Mail: badreplive (at) gmail.com

We run regular gigs in The Blind Pig, and run larger/touring bands and festivals in Dolans Upstairs and Dolans Warehouse.

Always happy to try and help bands with a gig in Limerick.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:28 am 

Great idea!

If everyone posted their info up here to start with, then it could be sorted and compiled properly on it's own page linked from the main menu top-left. OR as a sticky in the gigs section.

I tried something like this on the side-bare for the Irish-Metal Archive blog, but only got as far as some of the main ones to start with. Been meaning to get back to it and flesh it out more.

I also added a list for Irish Labels/Distros and another for recording studios.
Might not be a bad idea to start a somewhat comprehensive list for these too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:21 am 

Quote:
it could be sorted and compiled properly on it's own page linked from the main menu top-left. OR as a sticky in the gigs section.


I think realistically it needs to be in a Sticky thread in the forum as it needs to be curated (shall we say). There was something like it on the main part of the page once but it became out-dated after a while and pretty much useless.

I’ve added a notes part to each listing to so it’s clear what sort of stuff each promoter does.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:29 am 

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There was something like it on the main part of the page once but it became out-dated after a while and pretty much useless.


Indeed - things date, and once people are done and move on, noone keeps it properly. However its worth a sticky / section here - somewhere.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:56 am 

Just on the topic, also - has everyone seen the new gigs insertion into the front page? Just a handy thing, all suggestions, styling or data comments v welcome. Is it in the right place, could it be improved?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:23 am 

Love it - but the actual gigs page is now in Tabbed Hell.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:32 am 

The Fires of Hell wrote:
Just on the topic, also - has everyone seen the new gigs insertion into the front page? Just a handy thing, all suggestions, styling or data comments v welcome. Is it in the right place, could it be improved?


It's a great idea but the styling could be better. It would be better to go across as rows before columns instead of just columns. It makes the right hand side of the table look very bare indeed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:32 am 

that's a smashin idea Crunch, good man


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:07 am 

A decent list would be an invaluable resource. Perhaps fire a PM off to the usual promoters here too for any needed info, in case they don't see this thread.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:30 pm 

I wonder if there are places to play in some of the bigger towns across Ireland? Surely some of these places have some kind of a following for the heavier side of music and Irish bands could get out there to play?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:05 pm 

Cavan seems to have a bit of a scene. Rory from Eternal Helcaraxe organises the gigs up there. He doesn't post here though, so probably easiest to just contact the band or something.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:37 pm 

The Spirit Store in Dundalk is a decent gigging venue. They used to always keep the tables an chairs right up to the stage, even if it was metal bands playing, which was awkward, but I don't think they do that anymore. One of the lads from home on here will probably be able to clarify and give better details than me.


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The Fires of Hell wrote:
Just on the topic, also - has everyone seen the new gigs insertion into the front page? Just a handy thing, all suggestions, styling or data comments v welcome. Is it in the right place, could it be improved?


It's a great idea but is sitting kinda awkwardly in the middle. Might be better placed on the right hand side above or below 'Album of the Month'.


Location: BELFAST
Promoter: The Warzone Collective
Venues Used: The Warzone Centre
Genres: Mainly Metal, Hardore, Punk and Hard Rock, but all genres are welcome
Web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warzone-g ... 9134364054
E-Mail: warzonegigcollective [at] riseup [dot] net
Notes: Runs all manner of gigs in a small B.Y.O.B venue. Very supportive of international and local touring bands.


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